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title: "Contributing"
date: 2021-06-03T02:36:04+02:00
date: 2021-06-13T21:43:56+02:00
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<section class="centered-introduction">
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<ul>
<li>COMMUNITY&nbsp;&nbsp;Pitivi is an <b>active project</b> used by thousands of people and developed <b>100% in the open</b> by <a href="https://openhub.net/p/pitivi/contributors"><b>many</b> contributors</a>. We offer <b>excellent mentorship</b> for GSoC students or anyone interested in getting involved seriously.</li>
<li>TECHNOLOGY&nbsp;&nbsp;Pitivi is written in Python, which makes frontend development fun and easy. We use the brilliant <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GStreamer">GStreamer</a> multimedia framework, through which we also benefit from improvements in other libraries like FFmpeg/libav, frei0r and many others.<!-- See <a href="http://mathieuduponchelle.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-have-been-lurking-and-hacking-pitivis.html">this contributor testimonial</a> for an example of why GStreamer rocks for video editing.--></li>
<li>COMMUNITY&nbsp;&nbsp;Pitivi is an <b>active project</b> used by thousands of people and developed <b>100% in the open</b> by <a href="https://www.openhub.net/p/pitivi/contributors"><b>many</b> contributors</a>. We offer <b>excellent mentorship</b> for GSoC students or anyone interested in getting involved seriously.</li>
<li>TECHNOLOGY&nbsp;&nbsp;Pitivi is written in Python, which makes frontend development fun and easy. We use the brilliant <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GStreamer">GStreamer</a> multimedia framework, through which we also benefit from improvements in other libraries like FFmpeg/libav, frei0r and many others.</li>
<li>BEING GOOD CITIZENS&nbsp;&nbsp;The multimedia community loves us because we push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with GStreamer, and we stay true to the "upstream first" approach: we fix problems directly in the projects we depend on, instead of piling up nasty hacks in our application.</li>
<li>EXPERTISE&nbsp;&nbsp;We're an <b>established project</b> with deep expertise that younger projects do not have, and <b>we are here to stay</b>. Don't make the mistake of "reinventing the wheel" like <a href="/i/history.png">countless others</a>.</li>
<!--<li>REACH&nbsp;—&nbsp;Pitivi comes <b>installed by default with <a href="http://ubuntu.com">Ubuntu</a></b>, which means that the work you do on Pitivi can potentially impact the lives of <b>millions of people worldwide.</b></li>-->
</ul>
</section>
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<p>There are three main areas where you can contribute code:</p>
<ul>
<li><b>Pitivi itself</b>, mostly UI work. It is written in Python (a flexible, easy to learn high-level programming language), which helps lower barriers of entry and keeps the code clean and simple. See also <a href="https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pitivi/blob/master/docs/Coding_style_guide.md">our coding style convention</a>.</li>
<li><b>Pitivi itself</b>, mostly UI work. It is written in Python (a flexible, easy to learn high-level programming language), which helps lower barriers of entry and keeps the code clean and simple.</li>
<li><b>Pitivi's test suite</b> (also written in Python). Feel like improving the quality of Pitivi but not comfortable enough to jump into the "real" code? This is for you! There's always room for improvement and more comprehensive testing, so think about corner cases/reproducible bugs that you'd like to see systematically tested, and write some test cases for them! See the <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/Testing.html">testing documentation</a> page.</li>
<li><b>GStreamer Editing Services</b>, the C library on which Pitivi depends to do all the serious work. If you want to work on the backend, this is the way to go.</li>
</ul>
<h3>Getting started</h3>
<p>To get started:</p>
<ol>
<li>Set up your <a href="https://github.com/pitivi/pitivi/blob/master/docs/HACKING.md">development environment</a>.</li>
<li>Take a look at the <a href="https://phabricator.freedesktop.org/project/view/111/">fun tasks for newcomers</a> or at the high-level <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/Roadmap.html">roadmap</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/Git.html">Start your own git branch</a> and dive into the code!</li>
<li>Set up your <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/HACKING.html">development environment</a>.</li>
<li>Pick one of the <a href="https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pitivi/-/issues?label_name%5B%5D=4.+Newcomers">fun tasks for newcomers</a>.</li>
<li>Proceed to fix the issue according to our <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/Development_workflow.html">Development Workflow</a>.</li>
</ol>
<p>Come <a href="/contact">hang out with us</a> on our IRC channel. We'll be happy to help.</p>
<h3>Developer documentation</h3>
<p>See <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org">our documentation for contributors</a>. If you find incomplete or outdated information, please let us know!</p>
</section>
<p>See <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org">our documentation for contributors</a> in case you have a question.</p>
<p>Most importantly, come <a href="/contact">hang out with us</a> in our Matrix room. We'll be happy to help.</p>
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<h2>Testing &amp; Reporting bugs</h2>
<p>We use Phabricator to track enhancement requests and bug reports. Our bug tracker is well-organized and issues are investigated systematically. See our <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/Bug_reporting.html">bug reporting</a> info page for useful links and details.</p>
<p>We use GitLab to track enhancement requests and bug reports. Our bug tracker is well-organized and issues are investigated systematically. See our <a href="https://developer.pitivi.org/Bug_reporting.html">bug reporting</a> info page for useful links and details.</p>
<p>Quality releases require regular testers! So please <a href="/download">download</a> our latest daily build and report any issues you encounter.</p>
</section>
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<h2>Spreading the word</h2>
<p>Keeping people informed of the progress we're making is an important task. If you love explaining and storytelling, you could help in many ways: writing blog posts, preparing announcements and release notes, making videos, etc.</p>
<p>Keeping people informed of the progress we're making is the resposibility of our PR department. If you love explaining and storytelling, you could help in many ways: writing blog posts, preparing announcements and release notes, making videos, etc.</p>
<h2>Improving the user manual</h2>
<p>We use <a href="http://projectmallard.org/">Mallard</a> to provide a high-quality, topic-oriented <a href="/manual">user manual</a> bundled with the application. Help us by writing new topics, refining existing ones, or simply by reviewing and keeping the user manual up-to-date and ready for the next release.</p>
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